Firearms Industry Matches ATF Reward Ohio and Georgia Firearms Theft Cases

BATFE LogoThe National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of firearms in two separate, presumably unrelated cases in Ohio and Georgia.

The first theft occurred on May 4 from NSSF member Vandalia Range and Armory in Vandalia, Ohio.  According to the BATFE, a total of 31 firearms were stolen from the armory during the burglary.

The second incident, occurring on May 30 from Oz Cutlery, a federal firearms licensee, in Newnan, Georgia involved the theft of 11 pistols and revolvers.

In both cases, the reward offer matches a $5,000 reward offer by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  ATF and local law enforcement are investigating the theft and are seeking information from the public that would lead to the resolution of these investigations.

Steve Sanetti, president of the NSSF, said, “Our matching reward offer will hopefully help assist ATF and local law enforcement in solving this crime against a federally licensed firearms dealer and lead to the swift recovery of stolen firearms before they can enter the illegal underground black market where they can be misused to commit violent crimes.”

The matching reward payment by NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward, which is up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime.

Any information regarding this burglary should be reported to the ATF hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867).  The ATF hotline is toll-free, and all information will be treated confidentially. Callers will remain anonymous upon request.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to


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